SHY Martin (Sara Hjellström) is a singer-songwriter raised in the small town of Lerdala, Sweden. Not too long ago, she released a lyric video for her “Same Old” single.
SHY Martin – “Same Old” lyric video
“My whole life changed after I moved. I lived the dream he’d always supported, and I got to see the world we’d both dreamt of. For a long time, I thought I wasn’t allowed to be hurt or miss him because I was the one who left. Today, I know that sometimes it’s just as hard to be the one who has to leave, if not harder.” – SHY Martin
‘Same Old’ tells an elegant tale that touches on a bittersweet personal story of SHY Martin.
Apparently, not too long ago, she moved away to music school, and in doing so, she had to break up with a supportive lost love.
‘Same Old’ contains a relatable storyline, ear-welcoming vocals, and lavish instrumentation scented with an electro-pop aroma.
Also, the Hampus Hjellström-directed audiovisual showcases moments from SHY Martin’s recent European tour.
SHY Martin – “Same Old” single
‘Same Old’ follows the April release of SHY’s “Out of My Hands” single. Also, the likable tune follows in the success of her debut EP, entitled, “Overthinking”, which has amassed a collective 100M+ Spotify streams.
The impactful EP was driven by the singles “Forget To Forget”, “Good Together”, and “Just A Little Longer”.
Not too long ago, SHY established herself as a songwriter, which led to a co-write and feature vocals on Mike Perry’s “The Ocean” single.
Mike Perry – “The Ocean” feat. SHY Martin (Official Video)
SHY Martin recorded the vocals in one-take in her home wardrobe after a tonsil operation. She wrote the song with a longtime Swedish songwriting partner, SHY Nodi, whom she has written several other songs with.
The track won Spotify Sweden’s Most Streamed Song of the Year with a groundbreaking 550M+ streams.
Since then, Martin’s songwriting catalog has gone on to generate 2.5 billion Spotify streams.
Her credits include “First Time” by Kygo ft. Ellie Goulding, “(Not) The One” by Bebe Rexha, “All We Know” by The Chainsmokers, “I Wanna Know” by NOTD (ft. Bea Miller), as well as songs for Jess Glynne, Astrid S, and ALMA, among others.
“I was never good at talking about my feelings so I wrote them down instead. When I felt sad, me and my mum wrote letters to each other about it. So expressing myself through songs came pretty naturally for me.” – SHY Martin
SHY Martin began writing songs and poetry in her youth as a means of self-expression. After winning a music contest at her school at age 17, she signed with EMI for a period though ultimately decided to go independent.
Recently, she just wrapped up her first European headline tour, which traversed 14 cities.
We recommend adding her “Same Old” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.